CALLUM ADAMS (Jason) trained at the Drama Centre in London. Credits while training include: The Recruiting Officer, Goodnight Children Everywhere, Macbeth, and the World Premiere of Mark Ravenhill’s When the terror has ended the victims will dance. Film & TV credits: “Blue Bloods,” “Episodes,” “The Blacklist,” “Humans,” “Berlin Station” and Megan Leavey.
CHRISTOPHER DUVAL (Stan/Fight Choreographer) has worked as an actor, fight director and director at such theatres as South Coast Repertory, Dallas Theater Center, Syracuse Stage, Sacramento Theatre Company, Idaho Repertory Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Utah Opera, Grand Theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Shakespeare Orange County and 16 years at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is the Resident Fight Director at Pioneer Theatre Company, and last appeared in Much Ado About Nothing and in One Man, Two Guvnors. He is the Head of the ATP at the University of Utah, is recognized as a Master Teacher (DAI), a Certified Teacher, Certified Fight Director and Theatrical Firearms Instructor (SAFD) and the author of Stage Combat Arts by Bloomsbury Methuen.
SUSANNA FLORENCE (Jessie) happily returns to PTC after Oslo earlier this season. Other PTC credits include Twelfth Night, King Charles III, Fiddler on the Roof and One Man, Two Guvnors, as well as several Play-by-Play readings, including Art & Class, Speculator Spirits, The Envelope, A March Tale, Honor Killing and i. Other Utah credits include Kings’ Men with The Sting & Honey Company, The Weird Play, Pilot Program and Kingdom of Heaven with Plan-B Theatre Company, and As You Like It, Shakespeare in Love, Mary Poppins and Much Ado About Nothing with Utah Shakespeare Festival. She holds an MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory. Special thanks to Mary and Karen for this beautiful journey. And all my love to GK, VG, JC, CA and AG.
VINCE MCGILL (Brucie) is excited to be appearing with the Pioneer Theatre Company. He has appeared on stages across the country working with a number of theaters including Dallas Theater Center, Barter Theatre, ZACH Theatre, Dallas Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Children’s Theater and the African American Repertory Theater. Award-winning performances include Paul in Six Degrees of Separation, Floyd in Seven Guitars, Walter Lee in A Raisin in the Sun, and Capt. Richard Davenport in A Soldier’s Play. Favorite roles include Othello, Herald Loomis in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Tom in The Glass Menagerie, Harmond Wilks in Radio Golf and Crooks in Of Mice and Men.
NAFEESA MONROE (Cynthia) returns to Pioneer Theatre Company after last season’s i. Theatre credits: Off-Off Broadway: Hello Herman (Sheylva Duvall). Regional: Hartford Stage’s Henry V (King of France), Chautauqua Theater Company’s Romeo & Juliet (Nurse); CATF: The Wedding Gift (Onjah); Pittsburgh Public Theater: Disgraced (Jory); Queens Theatre: To Kill A Mockingbird (Calpurnia); Folger Theatre: Julius Caesar (Soothsayer/Artimidorus); Annapolis Shakespeare Company: Hamlet (Gertrude); and Shakespeare & Company: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Rosaline), Mother Courage (Yvette). Film and television credits: I’m Through with White Girls, “The Punisher,” “Madam Secretary” and “Blue Bloods.” As a poet, Monroe opened for Jewel, appeared on HBO’s “Def Poetry” and performed alongside bestselling author Neale Donald Walsch. Education: Meisner School of Acting; MFA from The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting. She founded and is artistic director of Classics in Color: An INclusive Theatre Company (www.ClassicsInColor.com).
HASSIEM MUHAMMAD (Chris) is a New York City-based actor, and Sweat is his professional stage debut. A 2018 graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), he has appeared in “Madam Secretary” (CBS), and indie feature The Drummer. Conservatory credits include: The Piano Lesson, Arms and the Man, and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. He is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors and is represented by Harden Curtis Kirsten Riley Agency.
XAVIER REYES (Oscar) is a storyteller from Puerto Rico who left home to pursue his craft and holds a BFA from Ithaca College. Some of his favorite credits include Kinky Boots, Rent, West Side Story, La Cage aux Folles, Hair and In the Heights. I am very grateful for this opportunity, casting, creatives and my agent. This is for every immigrant. You matter. Thank you, audience member, for supporting the theatre.
JAY WARD (Evan) lives in NYC. He was nominated for an Audelco Award for Best Supporting Actor in Cool Blues (New Federal Theater). Other stage credits: A Soldier’s Play (Negro Ensemble Company) directed by the late Charles Weldon, which won the 2018 Audelco Award for Best Revival. Onaje (NYC Fringe); Day of Absence (NEC); original works, God Steeling and Wallop; Riff Raff (Nuyorican Café); Billy, The Kid and The Breakout (The Flea Theater); and Wine in the Wilderness (New Day Repertory). TV credits: “The Night Of” (HBO); “The Blacklist” (NBC); “Person of Interest” (CBS); “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix); The Secret Game (ESPN); “Arrested Development” (FOX); “Law & Order” (NBC); and “Unforgettable” (A&E). Ward would like to thank the PTC Staff and especially thank his wonderful director, Mary B. Robinson and his talented cast members for such a creative and collaborative process. firstname.lastname@example.org IG: @jayward9.
MARGOT WHITE (Tracey) Favorite credits include: Broadway: Farinelli and the King (Belasco); Love, Love, Love (Roundabout); Constellations (MTC), Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention; Off-Broadway & Regional: Dirty Dancing (Tour); The Traveling Lady (E.S.T, Dir Horton Foote); Pericles (Red Bull); Unspeakable (Harlem’s Apollo); Talley’s Folly (The McCarter w/ Richard Schiff). TV/Film/Podcast: “Unforgettable,” “L&O,” “L&O: CI,” “Blue Bloods,” “Limetown” and Ask for Jane.